My question is quite simple yet complex. Does anyone have suggestions or ideas for a low cost reconnaissance drone build?
I have a budget of $800, a good amount of ingenuity and a C130 load of willpower.
Your tips, ideas or help are greatly appreciated and I will be updating this thread with my current progress, up to its maiden flight.
My project constraints
My wish list
I will be doing as much R&D as I can and I will be keeping you all updated.
As of this moment I am focusing on identifying my telemetry options. Is it possible to route APM via IP?
I may have a few open box rocket m5 units in my warehouse.
With that thought, good night.
No doubt: www.event38.com, is your answer.
Jeff Taylor, company founder, is far the best solution. Maybe with a little higher budget.
Just talk with Jeff!
Ah, ok. Understand.
Another tip of airframe:
- Hugin (www.fpvmodel.com)
- Telemaster 6' (http://www.hobby-lobby.com/12_ft._telemaster_laser_cut_kit_1039257_...)
Those airframes are a good idea however they are WAY out of our total budget of $800.
The Hugin seems to be the perfect solution, however with a price tag of $360 for the frame, I would like to DIY.
Considering I have lots of foam, carbon fiber and resin, I may have to give it a try.
Question: Anything like that Hugin at a lower price?
I also need help for upgrading parts or if i'm doing it wrong or right for aerial video productions/photo, here is my set up:
I have similar wants.
One way save some $$ on the budget is to built a kit yourself. This plane flies excellent and is very light for it's size which lends itself nicely to a large fuel tank and equipment. I have the smaller version the Seniorita with a Saito 56 running off a 12 oz fuel tank. At cruise speed of aprox 45 mph / half throttle it runs for 50 minutes. To be safe I'd plan 35 minutes. That's still a boat load of video. This Sig kit is very well designed and builds easy.